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    Egypt to Receive Biometric Airport Equipment in Mid-November - Aviation Minister

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    Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister stated that biometric airport equipment recommended by Russian inspectors should arrive in Egypt sometime next month.

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH (Sputnik) Biometric airport equipment recommended by Russian inspectors should arrive in Egypt sometime next month, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said Monday.

    "It should arrive in Egypt in mid-November. We will need some time to install it, then we will contact our Russian colleagues and discuss our further steps," Fathy told Russian journalists.

    Acting on Russia's recommendation following the latest safety inspections in September, Fathy said Cairo had ordered the biometric access systems to track the arrival and departure of airport staff and expected them to be installed in four months.

    The minister added that parallel work with experts to install the systems is underway in "at least two airports," without specifying their names.

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